About

Mission Statement: The Creative Call exists to use art as a bridge to bring healing and hope to people’s stories and to connect them to God’s heart and His story of redemption.

Through the faith of our leaders, we bring the heart of Jesus to many through art workshops. Creative Call has led workshops which combine art, faith, and story to Asia, Africa, Europe, Haiti, North, South and Central America to serve many diverse people. Creative Call is located in Seattle, Washington.

Trisha Olsen – Director – Shepherd

Education:

  • Pursuing a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Trauma and Abuse – The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Aiming to graduate 2023.
  • B.A., Psychology – Northwest University, Kirkland, WA
  • Associate, Arts – Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA

Certificates:

  • Trauma and the Moving Body course, Amber E. Gray, Seattle, WA
  • Stephen Minister Certification – Northshore Community Church, Kirkland, WA
  • First Aid Arts Training, Seattle, WA
  • Spiritual and Psychological First Aid – K-Love Crisis Response Training, Kirkland, WA

Denise Peeler – Leader

Education:

  • M.A., Literacy – Lesley College
  • Certified Elementary School Teacher
  • B.A. Interdisciplinary Child Development – Western, Bellingham, WA

Professional Experience:

  • Speaker since 2001- Northwest Christian Speakers Bureau
  • Preschool and Elementary Teacher since 1993

Brenda Berry – Leader

Laurie Hatakada – Leader

Amber Bobst – Leader

Charlene Roberstson – Prayer Partner

Marcia Carole – Founder

Education:

  • M.A., Liberal Studies with a concentration in visual art – Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • B.A. in visual art – Sweet Briar College, VA
  • Certified Art Instructor K-12
  • Simply The Story (Trained)

Memberships:

  • Visual Story Network Member
  • ION member – International Orality Network
  • CIVA Member (Christians In Visual Arts)
  • American Art Therapy Association Associate Member 
  • American Watercolor Society Associate Member

Exhibited Art:

  • Virginia, New York, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Italy, Romania